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Housing in Wales rises up the political agenda


17 May 2017

The Welsh housing market is more subdued than the rest of the UK. Housing policy is shaped by the Welsh government, but the UK general election will affect developments.

Interest-only: coaxing the cat out of the bag


15 May 2017

Our latest annual report on the number of outstanding interest-only mortgages shows the same pattern of numbers continuing to fall. Since 2012, the total has declined by more than 40%.

Lenders get good rating from first-time buyers


8 May 2017

Survey findings from YouGov show a high degree of satisfaction with lenders among first-time buyers.

The new Guardianship Act is great news for lenders


4 May 2017

The new Guardianship Act will help lenders deal with the difficult circumstances when a borrower is reported missing - and their finances are left in limbo.

Macro-prudential regulation: have we got the balance right?


21 April 2017

Figures show that mortgage approvals are lower than the Bank of England predicted when it tightened macro-prudential policy in 2014. So, is it time to re-calibrate?

Market commentary April 2017


20 April 2017

Our estimate of gross mortgage lending for March is £21.4 billion. Accounting for seasonal factors, this figure is slightly lower but in line with average lending over the past year.

Tax changes put more pressure on buy-to-let landlords


3 April 2017

From this week, buy-to-let landlords begin to bear a progressively tightening new tax burden, which has already begun to slow growth of the sector.

Brexit means we need fewer houses - or does it?


27 March 2017

If Brexit means there will be fewer immigrants, does that mean we need to build fewer homes? John Perry, policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Housing, examines the issues.

Market commentary March 2017


23 March 2017

Activity levels slowly recover as transactions remain above the 100,000 threshold for the second month in a row. Our estimate of gross lending for February is £18.2 billion.

The state of the UK rental market


20 March 2017

CML member Landbay Partners Ltd produces detailed analysis of the UK rental market. In this article, Landbay CEO John Goodall looks at what the data shows about recent developments.